Less Is More #381

381 CASECard

Hello everyone, the friendly LIM team has honoured me with being the Guest Designer for the new Less is More CASE Card Challenge #381. Thank you so much for the recognition!

Here’s  Rebbeca’s beautiful cue card toRebecca CASE card inspire you.  Using her colour scheme I mirrored her design and made a OLC using my Misti and Penny Blacks’ DREAMY stamp.  I inked up the hot pink ink onto the flower section and stamped until I got a clean crisp image.  Then I added Versamark onto parts of the stem and a little at the base of the flower.  I heat embossed this section with Color Box Gold Sparkle EP.   The “Bon Anniversaire” (Happy Birthday) was also stamped along the stem’s curve and heat embossed with clear and Gold Sparkle.  If you look up close, you’ll notice that I added a clear & flower sequin along with a bead at the base of the bloom 😉

Hope to see you join the CASE Card fun challenge at Less is More!

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Fall Trio

Capture d_écran 2018-09-26 à 14.09.53Two challenges today: Jen B’sCapture d_écran 2018-09-26 à 14.10.14 fun Freshly Made Sketches #356 and Barbara’s colour palette of green, aqua/turqoise, and gray at Color Throwdown #512

I took out a piece of vellum, stamped and heat embossed in the colours of the challenge.  Then on my card base, I created three apertures to reflect the FMS sketch.  I used a Swiss dot embossing strip for the horizontal line, added Nuvo Glitter dots and finished with a gray card stock word die “thank you“!

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


Bonne Fête Maman

I saw this card made by Blütenstempel on Pinterest and I was really inspired to CASE it as aCapture d_écran 2018-09-25 à 18.28.08 special birthday card for my precious older daughter.  It’s partial die cutting with IO’s Boy with flowers die.  Then I masked with a 2nd boy die cut to gold heat emboss him 3 times.  “Bonne Fête” was stamped and gold heat embossed twice.  That’s my take on the CASology Week 314 Boy Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


Thank you Karen from CASology for the recognition and Honorable Mention

Foiled AI Rose

Capture d_écran 2018-09-25 à 14.24.05At the moment, this Penny Black ROSE die is one of my favourites 😀   Of course I had to enter it in the Penny Black Saturday September Challenge.  The rose was die cut out of a previously foiled AI Yupo paper, left over from this card.  The card base was stamped in the same colour tones with a Kaiser Craft oriental text stamp.  The top vellum die, cut with a MFT stitched rectangle, was stamped with a Kaiser Craft texture script stamp and heat embossed in gold.  I adhered Capture d_écran 2018-09-25 à 14.24.20all pieces together to go with the PBSC optional sketch.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna



WPLUS9_STAMPtember-2018-Customer-Favorites_1080-01-735x735Just made a quick THANK YOU card using WPlus9 “Summer Blooms” clear stamps set.  I stamped using my Misti with Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink embossed with clear Glitz EP, Versamark with Silver Pearl EP and Silver EP.  The “THANK YOU” was stamped and silver embossed 3 times to give dimension.

I’m entering this in the Simon Say’s “We Love WPlus9” Challenge.

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ONE layer Forals

Capture d_écran 2018-09-21 à 16.23.33Since it’s a dark rainy afternoon for the last day of summer, I played inside.  The Less is More Challenge #380 is ONE layer Florals.  I made a top folding card out of 140 lb (300g/m²) Fabriano watercolour paper.  I’m trying something new, so I passed my Penny Black ROSE die to dry emboss my paper, leaving me with a good impression of the flower.  Then, using my watercolours, I carefully painted, wet on wet then wet on dry to create this bloom.  “Just pour toi” (just for you) was stamped in gray.

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Capture d_écran 2018-09-20 à 14.32.04Just got some Alexandra Renke dies, Capture d_écran 2018-09-20 à 14.32.17so I coloured them for the Color Throwdown #511 palette of pink, peach, berry red and green.  I adhered them to a white card base by rotating, counter-clockwise, Chrissy’s CAS(E) this Sketch #290.  Splatters of Perfect Pearls Mist (remember those 😮 ) were added to finish.

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Memory Box – Tape Too

Capture d_écran 2018-09-18 à 13.02.42I must catch up on those Christmas cards, so I entered this one into the Memory Box Challenge #41 – Tape Too.  My very dear friend Bonnie sent me this gorgeous Memory Box die cut  called DELICATE PINE FRAME.  At the bottom edge, I used a torn piece of Heidi Swapp’s Marquee love washi tape, which I’ve had for quite awhile.  This was the perfect challenge for it 😀   The tree in the frame die was embellished with iridescent acrylic paint.  The two birds were heat embossed with Color Box Gold Sparkle EP along with the stamped (NO-ËL) on a MFT tag die.  The card base was dry embossed with the Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder – Snowfall/Speckles.

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September CAS Mix Up Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-08-14 à 13.55.15Welcome back to our September CAS Mix Up Reminder, you still have time to play.  The linky will close at midnight (PDST) on Monday, September 24th.  This month it’s Bonnie’s time to host and she has a great technique for us.  Inking up our stamps with Markers + Stamping + Your Choice.  For this card I used a Technique Tuesday Woodland Inspirations stamp.  I coloured the three tones with Tombow Brushes (493; 565 & 636) using my Misti.  Since the ink was pearling I added a coat of Versamark and then brushed on the colours onto 140lb Hot Press Arch cotton paper.  Once satisfied, I spritzed the cleaned stamp with water and pressed down until all the pigment blended into the paper.  Then I clear heat embossed.  I also use the same markers to colour the Memory Box Woodland Branch die cut.  The aqua feather was glued onto my white card base with Glossy Accents, followed by a square die cut of lacey Japanese paper, then the branch followed by the bird on a branch stamp.

Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, along with our super talented Guest Designer Chrissie!IMG_3081

White Rose

Capture d_écran 2018-09-08 à 13.01.21Welcome back.  I used Jen’s Capture d_écran 2018-09-08 à 13.01.04design from the
Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #353 to make this card.  The orange and red rose background is the Alcohol Life ink stamped on white card stock from an orange and red AI inked piece on Yupo paper.  Using the Color Throwdown Orange, Blue & Red palette Challenge #509.  I added a blue frame along with a blue tag stamped and white heat embossed “amicalement” (friendly).  Finally, I added a white rose wax seal to embellish.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3126